Johnny Taylor (basketball)

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Johnny Taylor
Personal information
Born (1974-06-04) June 4, 1974 (age 42)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school Howard School of Academics and Technology
(Chattanooga, Tennessee)
College Knoxville College (1993–1994)
Indian Hills CC (1994–1995)
Chattanooga (1995–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career 1997–2012
Position Forward
Career history
19971999 Orlando Magic
1999–2000 Denver Nuggets
2000 Orlando Magic
2000–2001 Adecco Milano (Italy)
2002 Santa Lucia Realty (Philippines)
2002 Roanoke Dazzle (NBA D-League)
2002–2003 Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia)
2003–2005 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
2005 Busan KT Sonicboom (South Korea)
2005–2006 Etosa Alicante (Spain)
2006 Blue Stars (Lebanon)
2006–2007 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
2007–2008 Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (Japan)
2008–2010 Al-Ahli (Bahrain)
2010–2011 Al-Ahli (United Arab Emirates)
2012 Al-Ahli (Bahrain)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Johnny Antonio Taylor (born June 4, 1974) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Player Development Coach for the VCU Men's Basketball team in Richmond, Virginia. Before his coaching career, Taylor played college basketball at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, earning So-Con Player of the Year Honors in 1997. Taylor went on to be the 17th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, playing for the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, and Portland Trailblazers during his NBA tenure. In 2000, Taylor continued his professional career overseas, playing with teams in Italy, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Lebanon, Belgium, Japan, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates until he retired in 2012.


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